Articles Tagged 'Kindness' (Page 3)

Created to Do Good Works

Why do we have such a strong urge to do good?

Tom Norvell talks about our desire to go good and how strong it is and how we battle against the desire to do evil.

What's Your Purpose?

Is there something more than being saved from sin?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we were saved from what we were to be what we are: God's people created with purpose to do good works.

Less of Me

Can I live up to my purpose?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares some ideas about New Year's resolutions and living for others.

Somebody?

Shouldn't somebody help?

Phil Ware uses a car full of girls running out of gas on the way to church to connect Jesus' ministry and Moses' call to our opportunity to be God's tools of deliverance in the lives of those around us.

How to Think of God

Do you see God in the face and actions of a young child?

Rubel Shelly's night with a little girl in a restaurant reminds him of who God actually is.

God's Twin Grace

Why do we often emphasize one, but forget the other?

Phil Ware writes about the grace of God to save us from sin and for holy living.

Helpfulness

So what can you do to make yourself a blessing to others?

Rubel Shelly shares insights on being helpful and how it's part of our being created in the image of God.

Little Acts of Love

Now what can I really do and does it really matter?

Marsha Jordan reminds us that we may not have the skill set or talents we would choose for ourselves, but we can still change the world through small acts of love.

He Died for Me!

How are we to respond to such an extravagant gift?

Phil Ware thinks through the implications of Jesus' death for us.

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

What are we overlooking in ourselves to criticize others?

Patrick Odum writes about firefighters burning down their own station, hypocrites, criticism, and our desire to run others down.

Showing God's Love

What can you do to show it?

Alan Smith shares a story about Doug Nichols in India while he was in a sanatarium and how his service opened the door to his evangelism.

Free to Serve

Set free and yet we still serve?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of our freedom in Christ to serve and find God's blessing.

The Power of Human Kindness

Can kindness really melt the heart of stone?

Rubel Shelly shares a great story of how simple kindness and candy help heal old wounds and made friends out of enemies.

Forgiveness?

What are you going to do?

Ron Rose reminds us of Reginald Denny and the vicious attack he suffered in the riots of LA and yet forgave.

In the Cool of the Day

Where are you trying to hide?

Tom Norvell compares being in his yard and garden in the cool of the day and the words of Genesis 3 and God's desire to be with us and give us rest.

The Aroma of Christ

So what do you smell like today?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we are to carry the aroma of Jesus with us wherever we go -- some will like it, some will not, but God will be pleased!

The Fred Factor

How many opportunities will you miss today?

Steve Higginbotham shares with us the opportunity to be Fred, like Jesus, to those around us.

A Tact Attack

What do you mean my dog is on the roof?

Rubel Shelly shares his insights on tact, telling the truth, kindness, sophistry, avoidance, and sugar coating the truth.

Bzrp-cha-ta-bzrp!

What in the world is that sound?

Phil Ware looks back on an old reel-to-reel recording and editing session and reflects how he could sure use that same kind of thing in his life!

God on eBay?

You can find God in the most unusual of places!

Lisa Mikitarian shares with us an experience she had buying New Balance shoes on eBay and how the seller blessed her life in a special way.

Specialty of the House

Why can't this also be our specialty?

Rubel Shelly talks about Starbucks and their emphasis on customer service and how we need to emulate their desire to greet help others.

A New Year's Prayer

Why not pray your way into the New Year?

Rubel Shelly shares a prayer for the New Year as we begin 2008.

The Person in the Mirror

How are you doing at this important dimension of love?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to love ourself, properly care for ourselves and honor God by caring for his temple, if we are going to properly love others.

Chosen by God!

Imagine never being picked last!

Paul Faulkner reminds us that God chose us, and still chooses us, every time for his team.

Love Beyond the Ledger

Are you willing to give up your ledger sheet and really love?

Ron Rose reminds us about the true spirit of giving and that it isn't barter love or ledger sheet giving, but generous giving like we have received from God.